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Why You’re Still Single: It’s Not Why You Think

Relationship expert Sara Eckel gives us the lowdown on singledom, self-esteem, and avoiding Mr. Right Now.

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If you’re a single woman over the age of 30, chances are you’ve been asked this annoying question: Why are you still single? What’s wrong with you? Or you’ve been told that you’re too picky, too career-oriented, too desperate, too this, or too that.

But author Sara Eckel bucks this negative way of thinking and perceiving ourselves with an insightful, funny, and practical book called It’s Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You’re Single.

In it, she goes through myriad of reasons we’ve either told ourselves or had someone else tell us why we haven’t found Mr. Right. Invariably, it always seems to be the woman’s fault in the dating game, but not so, Sara says.

WorldLifestyle: Why did you decide to write this book?

Sara Eckel: I spent my 20s and 30s unsuccessfully searching for love and wondering what was wrong with me that I couldn”t find a partner. When I was in my mid-30s, I had a lot of friends who were struggling with the same thing and we would all get together and try to figure out what we were doing wrong.

But then in our late 30s and early 40s, a bunch of us started getting married. And I realized we were all basically the same people that we were when we were single — the only difference was we”d had the good luck to find the right person.

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